Major iPoker Upgrade: Mobile Platforms, New VIP System Major iPoker Upgrade: Mobile Platforms, New VIP System

iPoker operator Playtech announced Thursday a significant new upgrade to its poker client that will include new mobile clients, a new multi-tiered VIP system, and new tournaments structures.

A native mobile client for Apple iOS devices and an HTML5 platform are scheduled for released “within weeks” on select rooms on both iPoker and iPoker France, pokerfuse has been informed.

Also set to roll out is a new iPoker client update that includes a new “Elite VIP” system, which will allow operators to customize up to 54 separate tiers, allowing for “highly segmented rewards and benefits” to create “prestigious VIP levels.”

The new Elite system will work in conjunction with existing VIP rewards. A new progress bar in the poker client will let players to track progress through the Elite system.

Rooms will have the facility to run year-long VIP goals. No details yet on exactly what rewards poker rooms will be offering, but an example screenshot of a “SuperElite” loyalty program may hint that it looks to compete with PokerStars’ annual high-volume Supernova Elite program.

The new client also brings new shoot out and heads up tournament formats, both in SNG and scheduled tournaments. Heads up SNGs will also have popular “rematch” buttons. Also in the upgrade are configurable bet buttons to allow players to define bet sizing.

The new client is scheduled to roll out over all operators across iPoker’s networks in the coming weeks.